Binn Group and Earnside Energy have come together to offer the only integrated food waste collection and treatment solution across Scotland: this is Food Waste Scotland
Both Binn Group and Earnside Energy operate from the Binn Eco-Park just outside Perth. Binn Group have invested in a number of new food waste collection vehicles enlarging their existing fleet whilst Earnside Energy has recently completed an expansion of their existing AD facility, doubling the volume of waste food that can be compliantly processed to 30,000t per annum.
How Can We Help You?
- Cafe, bed and breakfast, restaurant, hotel, bar or takeaway
- Shop, bakery, care home or canteen
- food production business
At Binn Group, we operate a dedicated and fully integrated food waste collection service. This resulted in us pioneering new collection technology and methodology in Scotland, allowing our clients’ full compliance and peace of mind. We offer a full food waste management service which covers everything from: training clients on the separation and presentation of food waste; through to the supply of internal and external containers; to collection and processing of waste through our on-site Anaerobic Digestion facility.
The Food Waste Scotland campaign is designed to reach out across Scotland offering any business producing waste food with a cost effective and compliant solution. Since 2016 it has been a legal requirement for all businesses generating more than just 5kg of waste food to segregate this from other wastes and to ensure it is collected separately.
The AD process produces biogas that is used to produce heat or electricity, displacing fossil fuels and contributing towards Scotland’s renewable energy targets.
Another by-product of the state-of-the-art process is the production of an organic fertiliser and nutrient source, which in turn can displace carbon-intensive chemical fertilisers, contributing towards sustainable soil strategies and food production.
The Waste (Scotland) Regulations 2012 were approved by the Scottish Parliament and came into force on May 17, 2012. This signifies a landmark step-change in the way individuals and businesses in Scotland manage their waste.
The new regulations are designed to make the most of the fact that waste, when treated appropriately, is a valuable resource which holds the potential to significantly boost Scotland’s economy and create Green jobs. The Regulations will help deliver the Government’s Zero Waste agenda and recycling targets.
Keys provisions of the Regulations regarding food state that businesses involved in food manufacture, preparation or retail will be required to separate food waste for recycling from 2014 onwards.
Why should businesses recycle food waste?
- It’s the law in Scotland if you are a food producing business with more than 5kg of food waste produced per week. Don’t risk not complying and a getting a £10,000 fine.
- Having your food waste as a separate waste stream will also prevent contamination of other waste helping with the recycling of all your other materials.
- There are numerous environmental reasons as well, such as preventing waste to landfill and cutting back on harmful greenhouse gas emissions.
“Working closely with Binn Group to meet the challenges facing our business they helped us to identify, develop and deliver workable cost-effective disposal arrangements for waste materials”St Andrews Link Trust
“We have worked successfully for many years with Binn Group and we are excited to launch this new venture, Food waste Scotland, together”Mick Fishwick
“The service provided is always friendly, efficient, good value for money and provides helpful information for reporting”Dundee Rep and Scottish Dance Theatre